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Motivational quotes by Jim Rohn on leadership, dreams, life and relationship.

100 Inspirational Quotes By Jim Rohn That Will Guide You Through Difficult Times

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Emanuel James "Jim" Rohn was one of the most profound motivational speakers of modern America. Rim's audience connected with him as he himself was a poster child of classic rags-to-riches story. He would speak from his own experiences and it struck the right chord.

In this story below, he recounts the 'nitty-gritty reasons' which implored him to turn his life around.

It was the time when Rohn was married and had a petty job which enabled him to feed his family. One fine day he was relaxing at his home when someone knocked at the front door. 

He says, "When I opened the door I looked down to see a pair of big brown eyes staring up at me. There stood a frail little girl of about 10. She told me, with all the courage and determination her little heart could muster, that she was selling Girl Scout cookies. It was a masterful presentation—several flavors, a special deal, and only two dollars per box. How could anyone refuse? Finally, with a big smile and ever so politely, she asked me to buy. And I wanted to. Oh, how I wanted to!

Except for one thing. I didn’t have two dollars! Boy, was I embarrassed! Here I was—a father, had been to college, was gainfully employed—and yet I didn’t have two dollars to my name. Naturally, I couldn’t tell this to the little girl with the big brown eyes. So I did the next best thing. I lied to her. I said, “Thanks, but I’ve already bought Girl Scout cookies this year. And I’ve still got plenty stacked in the house.”Now that simply wasn’t true. But it was the only thing I could think of to get me off the hook. And it did. The little girl said, “That’s okay, sir. Thank you very much.” And with that she turned around and went on her way.I stared after her for what seemed a very long time. Finally, I closed the door behind me and, leaning my back to it, cried out, “I don’t want to live like this anymore. I’ve had it with being broke, and I’ve had it with lying. I’ll never be embarrassed again by not having any money in my pocket.” That day I promised myself to earn enough to always have several hundred dollars in my pocket at all times. This is what I mean by a nitty-gritty reason. It may not win me any prize for greatness, but it was enough to have a permanent effect on the rest of my life. My Girl-Scout-cookie story does have a happy ending."

Here are some famous quotes by the motivational speaker Jim Rohn.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

- Jim Rohn

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

- Jim Rohn

Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better.

- Jim Rohn

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.

- Jim Rohn

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

- Jim Rohn

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment

- Jim Rohn

Let others lead small lives, but not you.. Let others argue over small things, but not you.. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.

- Jim Rohn

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

- Jim Rohn

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.

- Jim Rohn

You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.---Jim Rohn

- Jim Rohn

Don't wish it was easier wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom

- Jim Rohn

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

- Jim Rohn

Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs

- Jim Rohn

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

- Jim Rohn

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planed for you? Not much.

- Jim Rohn

When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.

- Jim Rohn

Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.

- Jim Rohn

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

- Jim Rohn

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.

- Jim Rohn

Either you run the day or the day runs you..

- Jim Rohn

You must take personal responsibiity. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

- Jim Rohn

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.

- Jim Rohn

One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention

- Jim Rohn

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.

- Jim Rohn

I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.

- Jim Rohn

Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.

- Jim Rohn

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

- Jim Rohn

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

- Jim Rohn

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

- Jim Rohn

There are two types of pain you will go through in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tonnes.

- Jim Rohn

Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.

- Jim Rohn

Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.

- Jim Rohn

The difference between where you are today and where you'll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you've read.

- Jim Rohn

If you don't like how things are, change it. You are not a tree.

- Jim Rohn

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

- Jim Rohn

The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them

- Jim Rohn

Motivation alone is not enough.if you have an idiot and you motivate him,now you have a motivated idiot.

- Jim Rohn

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

- Jim Rohn

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.

- Jim Rohn

Success is something you attract by the person you become

- Jim Rohn

You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.

- Jim Rohn

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.

- Jim Rohn

Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills.

- Jim Rohn

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.

- Jim Rohn

Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.

- Jim Rohn

Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you've got.

- Jim Rohn

How long should you try? Until.

- Jim Rohn

For every promise, there is a price to pay... If the promise is clear, the price is easy...

- The Treasury of Quotes, Jim Rohn

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

- Jim Rohn

For things to change, you have to change.

- The Art of Exceptional Living, Jim Rohn

Success Recipe: 2 cups faith, 2 cups love, 1 cup hard work, 1 cup persistence, 1 tbsp vision and a dash of swagger.

- Jim Rohn

The book you don't read can't help.

- Jim Rohn

What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know

- Jim Rohn

Poor people have big TV's. Rich people have big libraries.

- Jim Rohn

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

- Jim Rohn

You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life.

- Jim Rohn

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

- Jim Rohn

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.

- Jim Rohn

It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.

- Jim Rohn

Finding is reserved for those that search.

- Jim Rohn

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

- Jim Rohn

The only thing worse than not reading a book in the last ninety days is not reading a book in the last ninety days and thinking that it doesn't matter

- Jim Rohn

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills

- Jim Rohn

Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

- My Philosophy for Successful Living, Jim Rohn

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.

- Jim Rohn

The more you know, the less you need to say.

- Jim Rohn

Self-education will make you a fortune

- Jim Rohn

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

- Jim Rohn

If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.

- Jim Rohn

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

- Jim Rohn

There are only three colors, ten digits, and seven notes, it’s what we do with them that’s important

- Jim Rohn

How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.

- Jim Rohn

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.

- Jim Rohn

Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.

- Jim Rohn

We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time,... but we get paid for the value, not the time.

- Jim Rohn

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. - Jim Rohn

- Jim Rohn

The bigger the 'why' the easier the 'how'.

- Jim Rohn

Don't read a book and be a follower; read a book and be a student.

- Jim Rohn

Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

- Jim Rohn

You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.

- Jim Rohn

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?

- Jim Rohn

Finding is reserved for those who reach.

- Jim Rohn

We don’t get paid for the hour; we get paid for the value we bring to the hour.

- Jim Rohn

Never wish life were easier, wish that you were better.

- Jim Rohn

The things that change your life are: the people you meet, the classes you take, and the books you read.

- Jim Rohn

Work on yourself more than you do on your job

- Jim Rohn

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

- Jim Rohn

For what it will make of you to achieve it.

- Jim Rohn

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Discipline weights ounces--regret weighs tons.

- Jim Rohn

People would do better, if they knew better.

- Jim Rohn

Life expects us to make a reasonable amount of progress in a reasonable amount of time. That's why they make those second grade chairs so small.

- Jim Rohn

Wages are good,...Profits are better.

- Jim Rohn

You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

- Jim Rohn

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

- Jim Rohn

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

- Jim Rohn

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.

- Jim Rohn

We don't get what we need. We get what we search for".

- The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle: A Guide to Personal Success, Jim Rohn

If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

- Jim Rohn

Don't wish easier, wish you were better. When you become better it will naturally become easier.

- Jim Rohn

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.

- Jim Rohn